MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by debris blockage

October 18, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by debris blockage

MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 14 at 951 Montlimar Driver (rear at the ditch). Additional investigation determined that the correct address of the wastewater overflow was 900 Carlyle Way North (rear at the ditch).

Approximately 12,880 gallons of wastewater flowed into Bolton Branch as a result of a break and debris on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews repaired the main line and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Bolton Branch for recreational purposes because of the overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.